Parallel lives: China’s lost gay generation

Ashan is 63. He is single and lives on his own. He is one of the millions of people who make up China’s LGBT community. In 2014, he took on a project to gather the oral history of Guangzhou’s older gay population, researching men aged 60 to 90. According to Ashan, he is the first person to study senior gay generations in the Chinese mainland. He hopes, with the records he made, people can better understand the recent history of the LGBT community, and their stories will inspire younger generations. However, things haven’t gone smoothly…

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